I have learned so much from the pandemic. Parenting is as unique as a fingerprint. There is no one golden way to parent. And if 2020 didn’t show us that, I don’t know what will. We are all trying...
I’m a big proponent of spending quality time with my children. Any family member, in fact. Our time is one of the most valuable gifts we can give. Yet, time isn’t created equal. I have a sibling with an adult...
Parenting. Most of us believe we will end up doing it. None of us are prepared for it. Sure, we took home the sack of flour, swaddled it, and gave it a name. Fast forward a bit, and maybe you took...
We are in the situation that every parent of school-aged children dreads: My first-grade son has become the target of a bully. The situation started subtly at first, with a few incidents of not-so-nice comments. The teacher handled it, the...
I took my children to the grocery store and enjoyed it. Shocker—I know. It’s possible, though. Mind you, there was a time when I would have given my left arm (let’s be real, I need my right arm) to go...
Our Disney+ subscription just paid for itself tenfold. My six-year-old son heard from a friend over the summer about a Disney movie called Zombies. When he first asked me to watch, I said no, based on the title alone....
Not everything that weighs you down is yours to carry.” --Anonymous These are the words I want my 9-year-old to understand. I have three children. My youngest one is, you guessed it, a worrier. I'm raising a worrier. Anyone with...
Your kids. You love them. You'd do anything for them. You want to protect them. How does that relate to social media consumption? But in a world where adults don't even know which way is up, in a world where we don't know how...
"How long did it take us to make friends in South Carolina?" my six-year-old son asked.  We were in the car. I glanced at him in the rearview mirror and knew why he was asking. We had lived in Omaha...
The week of March 15th was rough for me.  I had been following the news of the coronavirus spread around China, South Korea, Washington, and then like a bad movie; it came to my town.  This week was the...

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